Beckett’s letters reveal a personality inseparable from the act of writing.
Lionel Shriver takes on the dreary conformism of contemporary culture.
How 2016 rekindled the historical imagination.
The eradication of poverty is becoming a reality.
Zygmunt Bauman talks retrotopia and humanity's disillusionment with the future.
Must-reads from the past week
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Yuval Harari’s ‘brief history of tomorrow’ draws deep on the anti-humanist prejudices of today.
Paul Morley’s biography rushes past the modernist genius of David Bowie.
Violent Sensations explores the fascination with sex and murder in 19th-century culture.
A fascinating new study sheds light on Thomas More, the political thinker.
Two books prophesying the future show a distinct ignorance about present-day capitalism.